Puppy Update

We’re getting more accustomed to the puppy (and he to us). The kids have been more hands on which is helping immensely because I was getting fried trying to get work done and train and take him out. Unfortunately he’s had an ongoing UTI, but at least he thinks the meds are treats! Thank goodness!

Potty training is going well and he sleeps in the crate every night without issue. Tomorrow he’s going to be neutered (spade?) and so ‘they’ say he will calm down a bit afterwards. He’s a bit ball of love for the most part and I’ve been teaching him tricks. But I really have to teach him other things that are more important like leave it, how to walk properly on a leash without pulling and gain some control over those issues. He needs to go to puppy school, but I haven’t found one that I can get him into at the moment. I was thinking of having a private trainer come just to work with me because he seems to respond better to the deep male voices of my sons. One thing at a time.

But it’s getting better which is good. However, on another note, I’m having issues with fainting. I fell a few weeks ago (fainted) and broke my nose in 2 places. Oh the blood when that happens! It was awful. Since then I’ve fainted in the same way a few times which isn’t good. So I’ve got some dr appointments lined up to figure out what the heck is going on. It’s a bit scary because I keep hurting myself when I fall. Monday I fell and cut up one knee and the other one is inflamed and I can only hobble on it. It’s better today, but not quite right. So the kids have had to step up and take the dog out more because I can’t run the risk of fainting with a puppy in the yard. I am not going to be taking him on walks anytime soon by myself either. The last faint I was with my son and the puppy so that was good because otherwise who knows what would have happened.

So that’s why it’s been quiet here at Chez Leeds. I just haven’t felt up to writing, but I thought I should get back on and check in. I hope you’re all doing great. I’ll start my reader up and catch up on all of you. In the meantime, note the St. Patrick’s Day bandana on the pup. He just came back from the groomer. 🙂

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25 Responses to Puppy Update

  1. E.A. Wickham says:

    He’s adorable. I hired a trainer to come to our house for a yellow lab we adopted. She was very good with him and taught me lots, too.


  2. LA says:

    💗so cute

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  3. Beth W. says:

    Awww, what a cutie!! ❤ I'm glad things are going better with him and that the kids are stepping up to help. I think it's true that they calm down a bit after being neutered. Mine seemed to, anyway 🙂 I hope the doctor(s) can figure out what is up with the fainting. That is very scary. Sending prayers and positive thoughts that it is an easy fix and they can figure out how to make it stop. Have a wonderful "rest of the week" and a Happy St. Patrick's Day! ❤


    • janieleeds says:

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too Beth! Thank you! I will stay in touch about the fainting and the pup…he was really good this morning when he wasn’t allowed to eat…thank goodness! 💚


  4. The V Pub says:

    He’s a beauty! Fainting? That sounds scary. I hope it’s sorted out soon.


  5. Becoming Shakti says:

    Please take care of your health!

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  6. Sheree says:

    He has such an appealing face. Will he be wearing the cone of shame after the snip?


  7. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m glad he’s coming around. As someone who has raised a lot of dogs, everything you describe is pretty standard. It gets easier—I promise.

    Hopefully, your doctor will get to the bottom of your fainting issues. When my mom had fainting issues, it was associated with some dehydration.

    The word you were looking for is spayed (sterilize by removing the ovaries). The spade is the garden tool for digging, or as a verb, it means to dig.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks Pete for the lesson! 🙂 I wasn’t sure what referred to a male dog getting his testes out.

      I will stay in touch about the fainting. It could have been dehydration as well. I hadn’t thought of that! I hope you’re Mom is ok.

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    • hbsuefred says:

      I second Pete’s thoughts, though I have no experience with puppies. I also should and could try to express them as nicely as he does. Last, and most important. Please, please, please take care of yourself. Drinking more water is one of those thinks most of us should and could do. All those stuff takes some consciousness and conscientiousness which take time to develop. Try it!

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      • janieleeds says:

        Thank you! I have been drinking more water so I hope that helps! Taking care of ourselves sometimes takes a backseat to life until we get a wake up call, so that’s what I’m working on now!

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  8. Dwight Hyde says:

    Hope the drs find out what’s causing the fainting soon. Hang in there, Janie. Love your puppy😊


  9. Ainsobriety says:

    He is adorable.
    Please see that dr. Fainting must be scary…


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